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Sexual Disfunction with Invega

stanhalen

stanhalen

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Sep 27, 2017
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Just begun Invega over the past few weeks and feel like a unic. I think invega is basicly risperaldal and had the same problem with this in the past as well as chronic constipation. I mentioned my concern with the shrink and was just shrugged away as nothing to worry about, and not worthy of discussion. Sex is not really a thing for me but just the feeling of nothing in that department is not really helping my self worth. Im about to have 3 monthly injections of invega and would be curious of other peoples experience with the drug. Read somewhere the poor old americans are forking out 2 grand per injection which blows my mind. So far a lot of the paranoid thoughts are not there as much so there are definatly positives so far. Any information on the injection would be greatly appreciated
cheers
 
Poir0t

Poir0t

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Mar 23, 2015
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I was on Risperidone before. I agree that it can stop your penis from working. It did for me.
Fortunately I am on something else which is not as bad... clozapine. It still has its side effects though.
 
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nightmare57

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Mar 12, 2016
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I've been on Invega (paliperidone) 75mg monthly depot for just over one year. Before that I was on Abilify (aripiprazole) and both drugs have certainly had an effect on my erections. I know on Abilify my erections were stronger but since being on Invega I only seem to get erections when I'm travelling on the bus by the vibrations and they aren't even hard. I never wake up with a erection anymore when before antipsychotics I always used to have one and could maintain it. I'm told it's not normal not to wake without a morning erection and I'm only 31. I still have arousal but thats not as strong, it kinda comes in waves, I can be very horney then go months without any arousal. Since I'm not interested in sex or being with a person I'm not that bothered about erections thats why I haven't sought help and I think that's why over time it's become worse. I don't masturbate with a full erection, just kind of massage.
 
boudreauj4

boudreauj4

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This is a very depressing subject for me so I just try not to think about it. When I was on risperidone I could get an erection but nomatter how hard I tried, I could not get myself to ejaculate. That was sooooo frustrating. It's like as if you are at a birthday party and everyone is giving you all these gifts but then you find out you're not allowed to open any of them. The end ejaculation is what makes all the work to get to it worth it. I found this so frustrating and horrible that I abandoned sex for 5 years. My wife was not pleased about this. I finally was put on a different medication, Geodon, and I finally tried sex again with mixed results. I seem to have lost my libido, my will to have sex, but when I try it I have a difficult time getting and maintaining an erection. A year ago, on our 25th wedding anniversary, we had sex for the first time in a long time and it wasn't pretty but I was able to do the deed. Well, a whole year has passed and yesterday was our anniversary and we tried it again and I failed. My penis was just to soft and I just wasn't very into it. I feel like a failure. I want to just give up and never have sex again. I want to just forget about sex and pretend it never existed. I don't know if my problem is caused by my illness, or my medication, or just old age setting in. I think viagra costs about $30 a pill. Maybe I'll ask my doctor for a prescription for my anniversary next year and I'll buy one pill and see what happens.
 
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